An email exchange between NDS
executives Avigail Gutman
and Ray Adams describing contact between the News Corp
subsidiary's operations and Australian hacker David Cottle.
In a January 1, 2000 email, NDS Asia Pacific head of security Avigail Gutman wrote to NDS's European head of Operational Security, Ray Adams: "Cottle is still of interest.
wrote to Mr Adams on March 1, 2000: "Bond [Cottle], in OZ, is still struggling, but is almost there, with reprogramming the european DSPC cards (not that this is too attractive, since they can easily fully enable the originals ... but they are running short on stock, so are looking for alternatives ...) He asked george whether there are any available cheaply in europe.
That was done primarily as Avigail feared that MM was about to become a threat to NDS products in Australia.
"We now have proof of an existing, marketable hack for Irdeto
in Australia ... we do not want to expose JOYCE in the process of exposing Irdeto
," Ms Gutman
wrote to Mr Adams on April 30, 1999.
We do not want Cottle in jail until he has a successor for the Irdeto
hack," Ms Gutman
wrote to Mr Adams on October 20.
So - phone numbers are ..." Ms Gutman
wrote to Mr Adams on August 24, 2000, providing a list of four phone numbers, including a home phone number.